Police issue Mutare prohibition order
The Officer Commanding Mutare Central District has issued a prohibition stopping the MDC Alliance demonstrations that were set for tomorrow.
Chief Superintendent Florence Marume said there was potential the demonstrations will turn violent. She cited previous such incidents by the MDC Alliance in Mutare. The business community in Mutare had also spoken against the demonstrations citing loss of business the last time the opposition party engaged in such activities.
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Last Friday, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) dispersed groups of MDC-Alliance supporters who took to the streets to demonstrate, despite a police Prohibition Order which was upheld by the High Court.
The opposition had applied to hold a demonstration on August 16 in Harare, while other demonstrations — seen as a way to unseat the constitutional Government through lawlessness — were slated for other cities and towns, but authorities turned the application down. read more
Source – The Herald